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Regional Gi

Caring for the digestive health needs of Lancaster County for more than 40 years, but now as one practice. We have exciting news for you: after more than 40 years of service to Lancaster County and nearby communities, Lancaster Gastroenterology Inc. (LGI) and Regional Gastroenterology Associates of Lancaster, LTD (RGAL) have joined to form a […]

It pays to know the facts on colon cancer—the #2 cause of cancer deaths.

FACT: Colon cancer is the #2 cause of cancer deaths—second only to lung cancer. FACT: When colon cancer is caught early through a colonoscopy, it is one of the most treatable cancers with an excellent prognosis. FACT: During a routine colonoscopy, pre-cancerous polyps can be removed before they become cancer. Early-stage cancers can often be completely removed […]

Digestive Friendly Holiday Meal

A large part of most holidays is sharing a meal with friends and family. These meals most commonly consist of rich ingredients that make us feel heavy, bloated, and uncomfortable afterwards. Enjoy your classic holiday meal without the uncomfortable aftermath by limiting difficult-to-digest carbohydrates. According to the Digestive Health Institute, limiting the types of carbs […]

Foods to Avoid Constipation

Battling constipation, or looking to avoid constipation entirely? One thing that can help ease symptoms of constipation or avoid it entirely, is your diet. The key to a healthy diet that will regulate your bowel movements, is fiber. So how do you implement more fiber into your diet? According to the National Institute of Diabetes […]

Diagnosis & Treatment of Constipation

For those struggling with constipation, immediate diagnosis and treatment is imperative. Diagnosing constipation is most often based on the patients prevailing symptoms and bowel habits. Following the initial diagnosis, your gastroenterologist may order laboratory tests to rule out underlying medical conditions. Further diagnosis may require x-ray examination or colonoscopy. Once a diagnosis is completed by […]

Signs & Symptoms of Constipation

Constipation can be painful, unpleasant, and unhealthy. No one wants to experience infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stool. Know the signs and symptoms of constipation to avoid pain and possibly serious bowel health issues. Signs and symptoms of constipation include abdominal bloating and distention, infrequent bowel movements, passage of lumpy or hard stool and […]

7 Things to Know About Getting a Colonoscopy

Prevention and early detection of colon cancer through colon cancer screening is an important factor of your overall health. The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer testing (there are several acceptable methods) for everyone starting at age 50, though some people with certain risk factors may need to start at a younger age. Colonoscopy is […]

Foods to Ease Sufferers Symptoms and Digestive Limitations

Food can be your worst enemy when living with a pancreatic condition. Commonly, patients with a pancreatic disease may have difficulty even eating at all. To limit pain and discomfort associated with a pancreatic disease, a nutritional diet is recommended. A large portion of the pancreatic-friendly diet is to cut down fat intake. The recommended […]

What Are Gallstones?

Gallstones are small pebbles of hardened bile that form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ that sits under the liver and stores bile after it’s produced by the liver. Following a meal, the gallbladder is responsible for emptying bile into the small intestine. Chemical imbalances in the substances that make up bile causes […]